Steele, who's no fan of the current commander in chief, had lots of advice for Oprah, like getting to know exactly what the presidency entails and learning how to bridge political differences.
"Look, it's ridiculous and I get that", said Brad Anderson, Barack Obama's 2012 Iowa campaign director. People are lining up to support someone for president without her having issued one policy statement.
Early in the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump said he would like to have Winfrey as a running mate. "I don't think at this point she's actually considering it". Many actors and actresses wore black for the Golden Globes to protest sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.
"Since that Russian Federation collusion narrative about President Trump hasn't materialized, and since all these predictions about the "Trumpocolypse" haven't come true, the economy's doing so well, the left is desperately scrambling for anything to hold on to - anything to give them hope", said Ingraham.
"She would absolutely do it", he was quoted as saying.
A White House spokesman said Monday the Trump team would welcome Winfrey's candidacy, or that of anyone else. "Oprah would always be my first choice", he told Larry King back in 1999. "I don't think she's going to run", he said.
She said that because of that - as well as what she learned from the years she spent interviewing people from all walks of life, who wanted validation that they had been heard - she has "become a person of compassion [and] a person of understanding". "Their time is up!" she shouted to a standing ovation. "Why would she want to expose herself to a year-and-a-half of constant personal attacks?" It's unclear if Oprah was indeed aware of the many claims against Harvey which came to light in 2017 following bombshell reports that led to the 65-year-old being fired from The Weinstein Company and checking into a sex rehab in Arizona.
"He is nothing but supportive, he would never throw it out there like that", Winfrey's best friend noted.
He said Winfrey's huge public profile would be of a benefit to her.
"Which brings me to this: What I know for sure is that speaking your truth is the most powerful tool we all have".